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Hoke one-room schools – Linked in with neat York County, Pa., history stuff: May 23, 2010

Southwestern York County one-room school

This is the old Hoke one-room school in the Menges Mills area. Built in 1907, it is a private residence, the dominant use today of former one-room schools dotting the York County countryside. At least one other Hoke school stands today – near Woodbury in West Manchester Township. Such schools often took the names of owners of the land on which they were built, and Hoke is a common York County name. For a Web site devoted to York/Adams one-room schools, visit: All in one room. Also of interest: York County’s former Teachers’ Institutes: ‘Head train the hand. Hand train the head’ and One-room school reunions preserve educational culture of thousands of York countians and Horse, buggy, one-room school make York County comeback.

Neat stuff from all over … .
An e-mailer asked about the availability of a Murals of York book, writing that she couldn’t find images of the murals in my “Never to be Forgotten.”
I told her a black-and-white newsprint version of the book that the York Daily Record/Sunday News published about a decade ago is probably available at the York County Heritage Trust.
But there’s a printable and colorful guide to the 18 large-scale murals and 15 mini-murals on the history section of ydr.com… .

Also, I ‘ve written extensively on the murals in this blog. Search on “murals” for a sampling.
Or search on the blog by mural name, say “Four Chaplains.”
Recommended Web site: In 2002, I broke out what happened each month from September through June, 1777-78, when the Continental Congress visited York. The idea was for teachers to hang the pages like posters in the front of their classrooms. Some did – and still can: Visit: Nine Months in York Town.
Upcoming event: Universal York’s June Lloyd writes about a June 5 conference on the Pennsylvania Dutch in her blog post: Learn about Pennsylvania Germans of York County.
Blog post of the day: Yorkblogger Joan Concilio writes about a icon of York County: York College’s rock: Yes, York College’s rock.
Forum of the day: The Exchange, comment on Pennsylvania’s commitment to its parks. Here’s a York Town Square post on York County’s commitment: Local county and state parks: York County’s best idea?.
Also of interest:
All York Town Square posts from the start.